See the First Tweets from Nikki Sixx, Axl Rose, Heart + 50 More Rock Stars
Twitter has just launched a “first tweets” tool that allows you to go back in time to see the very first message you — or anybody else — ever posted on the popular social media service. We’ve collected the first tweets from over 50 of the world’s biggest rock stars for your enjoyment.
Although many of these musicians have gone on to use Twitter in creative ways that allow their fans new insights into their music and lives, as you’ll see many of these early posts seem primarily focused on promoting a new album or tour, or simply announcing that what you’re reading is so and so’s first tweet.
Hell has finally frozen over and here I am :). Nikki
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) March 15, 2010
Motley Crue have been confirmed for Sweden Rock on June 9th 2012! For more info go to http://t.co/nY2EOocb
— Mötley Crüe (@MotleyCrue) October 24, 2011
Ok Everyone!! It's really me!! I finally decided to join everyone else in the world!!!!! I'm now officially on!! Beware of impersonators!!
— Vince Neil (@TheVinceNeil) October 6, 2010
My AmericanDream cup runneth over! Welcome to the hardcore gungho Nuge party. Trample hurdle like u mean it
— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) August 19, 2010
Just joined Twitter. Really don't know what I'm doing yet bt having fun.
— Don Felder (@donfelder) March 14, 2009
@soundcheck! Wait what? Boo-ya, booooyeeee!
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) December 11, 2009
So, this is a sound check!
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) December 11, 2009
Im going back in the studio with Ronnie Wood tonight to finish a track!
— Slash (@Slash) March 4, 2009
Rock Your Face Off For A Good Cause http://bit.ly/4DuJQe
— Queen Official (@QueenWillRock) January 6, 2010
ATTENTION SMF'S! I will begin tweeting on December 1, 2009. Please stand by….
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) November 18, 2009
— Robert Plant (@RobertPlant) August 6, 2013
Hi everybody. This is my first tweet. I'm in South Africa for some Eagles shows. How Ya Doin?
— Joe Walsh (@JoeWalsh) March 29, 2012
METALLICA.com | MORE Big 4!: One more Sonisphere show in France http://bit.ly/e9hdxu
— Metallica (@Metallica) January 18, 2011
Hello Frynds, we had a good time and a good crowd last night at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK. Today we have a day off in Dallas#fb
— Lynyrd Skynyrd (@Skynyrd) September 6, 2009
Hello world! This is the new official Twitter account of The Rolling Stones website. We're just getting things set-up…!
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 4, 2011
Hello world! This is the new official Twitter account of Mick Jagger. Currently updating the website which is launching soon.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) January 4, 2011
Have a favourite cover by Keith? Weigh in here: http://fb.me/Ef89DiYf
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) August 20, 2010
I've joined Twitter ~ from now on this is my official personal account! RT pic.twitter.com/PE3jkul8
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) January 28, 2013
Aerosmith rocks this summer! Tour w ZZ Top. For tour dates visit http://tinyurl.com/73rht
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) April 9, 2009
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) May 28, 2009
Just left Oprah show w/ Jennifer & Randy… WELCOME TO MY FIRST TWEET… THATS TAKING ME AN HOUR TO (cont) http://tl.gd/8epuk5
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) January 28, 2011
KISS is relaxing before tonight's show in Santiago, Chile!
— KISS (@KISSOnline) April 3, 2009
is gearing up for the KISS South American Stadium Tour!!
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) March 31, 2009
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) September 12, 2013
Get your dark sunglasses out because twitter just got brighter and louder, with an Ohio accent. #FirstTweet
— Chrissie Hynde (@ChrissieHynde) March 20, 2014
Alice Cooper's New Single 'Keepin' Halloween Alive" is now available on ITUNES!!!
— Alice Cooper (@RealAliceCooper) September 30, 2009
The band's on stage in Orillia, Ontario tonight, Windsor tomorrow then on to Niagara Falls!
— Heart (@officialheart) May 15, 2009
War Pigs Live Paris 1970 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqy4DTHGqg
— BlackSabbath (@OfficialSabbath) January 22, 2011
OSBOURNES: RELOADED premiers March 31st at 9PM on Fox-TV
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OfficialOzzy) March 17, 2009
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) July 17, 2012
Welcome to Billy Idol Online.
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) March 20, 2010
Get Ready for…
— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) September 29, 2011
Happy New Year to our fans, friends and family. May 2010 bring health, happiness, peace and love to you and yours.
— Van Halen (@VanHalen) December 29, 2009
Rehearsals have officially begun!! We're getting ready to kick off the tour at the Oil Palace in Tyler, TX on Friday April 23. C U There!!
— ZZ Top (@ZZTop) April 13, 2010
@thewhodotcom the max. windmill contest is under way. check www.thewho.com for details. 1st prize is a fender strat signed by pete!!!
— The Who (@TheWho) June 18, 2009
Live updates from the Super Bowl! Coming soon!
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) February 1, 2008
getting ready for some big announcements…
— Def Leppard (@def_leppard) February 22, 2009
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) February 7, 2008
Welcome to the official Backstage With Jon Bon Jovi Fan Club Twitter!
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) March 4, 2009
Elton to launch BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms 2010 with Leon Russell, plus BBC Two documentary coming in October. http://fb.me/IUlF1BGr
— Elton John (@eltonjohndotcom) September 13, 2010
Vote Geddy Lee for Greatest Bass Player! http://www.nme.com/rate/bassplayer/28/
— Rush (@rushtheband) July 31, 2009
Listen to the new Doobie Brothers single "Nobody" from the new album "World Gone Crazy" coming September 28…. http://fb.me/ssBmQjbV
— The Doobie Brothers (@TheDoobieBros) July 6, 2010
is waiting for the video clip to arrive.
— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) January 19, 2009
Get Neil's new collection of live performances from 1970 now at http://t.co/xZ2Jkg2XaU
— Neil Young (@Neilyoung) December 10, 2013
Lots of surprises coming up for my fans. Stay tuned!
— Meat Loaf (@RealMeatLoaf) May 20, 2009
I just finished recording a vocal on a new song for my next cd. If I do say so myself, it turned out rather well. LOL !!
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) June 3, 2009
In Amarillo for rehearsals! "Can't Stop Rockin'" starts tomorrow!
— STYXtheBand (@STYXtheBand) May 11, 2009
— U2 (@U2) January 12, 2009
Touring – In Toronto
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) April 4, 2009
Old Moon Conway Says – Elvis Costello's National Ransom Set For Release October 25th International & November 2nd U.S
— Elvis Costello (@ElvisCostello) August 16, 2010
Keep up with the music, tour information and projects at http://www.joejackson.com/
— Joe Jackson Music (@JoeJacksonMusic) January 13, 2010
Welcome to the official Yes Twitter feed
— yesofficial (@yesofficial) May 18, 2011
'Good Evening New York City' http://bit.ly/KaUtW
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) September 30, 2009
Welcome to the official Beatles twitter! Check out the press release for the remasters here www.beatles.com
— The Beatles (@thebeatles) April 7, 2009
Here’s the winner of the “What?” award:
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— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) June 19, 2012
And oh boy, if you want to see a bold, exciting, game-changing first tweet:
— UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) April 26, 2011